Peter Cetera’s Glory Of Love


I was going to consider this a duplicate, but the album cover is two different colors so I’m rolling with it. I assume my dad bought one and later had the other gifted at a later date.

Peter Paul Cetera (born September 13, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter, bassist and producer best known for being an original member of the rock band Chicago, before launching a successful solo career.

His song, “Glory of Love” is a 1986 Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit song that was featured in the 1986 film The Karate Kid, Part II. It was Cetera’s first hit single and was included on his 1986 album, Solitude/Solitaire (which was released to coincide with the theatrical release of The Karate Kid, Part II.)

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Side One

Glory of Love

Side Two

On the Line

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Side One

Glory of Love

Side Two

On the Line

DMX’s Born Loser


Who doesn’t remember DMX’s peak in the hip hop world? I was in middle school and even my dad didn’t mind his beats (he was pickier when it came to rap and hip hop). I still put DMX on at work because a manager once said he started the day that way because if you could handle DMX yelling at you first thing, you could handle the customers…

Earl Simmons (born December 18, 1970), better known by his stage names DMX and Dark Man X, is an American rapper and actor.

In 1999, DMX released his best-selling album …And Then There Was X, which featured the hit single “Party Up (Up in Here)”. He has acted in films such as Belly, Romeo Must Die, Exit Wounds, Cradle 2 The Grave, and Last Hour. In 2006, he starred in the reality television series DMX: Soul of a Man, which was primarily aired on the BET cable television network. In 2003, DMX published a book of his memoirs entitled, E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX. DMX has sold over 30 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling hip-hop artists of all time.

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Born Loser

DMX

Side One

Original
Radio Edit

Side Two

Instrumental
Dr Cuess Mix

Getz / Gilberto


Getz/Gilberto is a 1964 jazz-bossa nova album by American saxophonist Stan Getz and Brazilian guitarist João Gilberto, featuring composer and pianist Antônio Carlos Jobim. Its release helped fuel the bossa nova craze in the United States and internationally.

The album brought together Stan Getz, who had already performed the genre on his LP Jazz Samba, João Gilberto (one of the creators of the style), and Jobim, a celebrated Brazilian composer (and also one of the main creators of the genre), who wrote most of the songs in the album. It became one of the best-selling jazz albums of all time, and turned Astrud Gilberto, who sang on the tracks “The Girl from Ipanema” and “Corcovado”, into an internationally celebrated musician. The painting on the cover is by Olga Albizu.

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Getz/Gilberto

Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto feat. Antonio Carlos Jobim

Side One

The Girl from Ipanema
Doralice
P’ra Machucar Meu Coracao
Desafinado

Side Two

Corcov Ado
So Danco Samba
O Grande Amor
Vivo Sohando

Purple Rain


Since Purple Rain is the title track from the movie of the same name, let’s take a few to focus on the movie itself before launching into info on the song. If you haven’t caught the movie, it’s been playing on VH1 a lot lately so check out your listings!

This disc is also a fun, appropriate purple color that I now associate with Prince!!

Purple Rain is a 1984 American rock musical drama film directed by Albert Magnoli and written by Magnoli and William Blinn. In it, Prince makes his film debut, which was developed to showcase his particular talents. The film grossed more than $80 million at the box office and became a cult classic. It is the only feature film starring Prince that he did not direct.

The film won an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score, currently the last film to receive the award. On the other hand, it was nominated for two Razzie Awards, including Worst New Star for Apollonia Kotero and Worst Original Song for “Sex Shooter”.

“Purple Rain” was released as the third single from the soundtrack album. The song is a combination of rock, pop, gospel, and orchestral music. It reached #2 in the U.S. for two weeks and it is widely considered one of Prince’s signature songs.

The song opens with a lone guitar quickly followed by live drumming and a prominent organ, evoking images of church gospel music. Three verses are followed by a chorus, with a building emotional delivery. In the context of the film, each verse ties into a different strained relationship Prince’s character has and his desire to reconcile. The first verse is dedicated to his father, then his ex-girlfriend (played by Apollonia), and then his band mates. After the final chorus, a guitar solo takes over the song. The song ends with a piano solo and orchestral strings. Prince’s vocal range spans from the low note of F3 to the high note of A5.

I never meant to cause you any sorrow
I never meant to cause you any pain
I only wanted to one time to see you laughing
I only wanted to see you
Laughing in the purple rain

Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
I only wanted to see you
Bathing in the purple rain

I never wanted to be your weekend lover
I only wanted to be some kind of friend
Baby, I could never steal you from another
It’s such a shame our friendship had to end

Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
I only wanted to see you
Underneath the purple rain

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Side One

Purple Rain

Side Two

GOD

Digging In The Big Time Dirt


Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950) is an English singer-songwriter, musician and humanitarian activist who rose to fame as the lead vocalist and flautist of the progressive rock band Genesis. After leaving Genesis, Gabriel went on to a successful solo career.

Gabriel has won three Brit Awards, six Grammy Awards, thirteen MTV Video Music Awards, the first Pioneer Award at the BT Digital Music Awards, the Q magazine Lifetime Achievement, the Ivor Novello Award for Lifetime Achievement, and the Polar Music Prize. He was made a BMI Icon at the 57th annual BMI London Awards for his “influence on generations of music makers”. In recognition of his many years of human rights activism, he received the Man of Peace award from the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, and TIME magazine named Gabriel one of the 100 most influential people in the world. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010, followed by his induction as a solo artist in 2014.

Gabriel has been a champion of world music for much of his career. He has continued to focus on producing and promoting world music through his Real World Records label. He has also pioneered digital distribution methods for music, co-founding OD2, one of the first online music download services. Gabriel has been involved in numerous humanitarian efforts. In 1980, he released the anti-apartheid single “Biko”. He has participated in several human rights benefit concerts, including Amnesty International’s Human Rights Now! tour in 1988, and co-founded the WITNESS human rights organization in 1992. Gabriel developed The Elders with Richard Branson, which was launched by Nelson Mandela in 2007.

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Side One

Big Time

Side Two

We Do What We’re Told

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Side One

Digging in the Dirt

Side Two

Quiet Steam